Starting on Solids

Guess who started on solids?

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With his two new teeth the first thing we did after we got back from Malaysia was go out and buy rice cereal.  Jude’s first reaction was like this.

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But after a few more spoonfuls he was chowing down.

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And looooving it.

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Here’s his ‘give me more now!!!’ face:

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After a few days taking (and tolerating) rice cereal we started adding fruit and veggies into the mix. Every 2-3 days I tried out a new puree. So far he has had: nashi pears, apples, bananas, and sweet potato.  He dug them all!

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Starting on solids has meant a bit more prep work for me. He has two snacks a day and I usually give him about 2 tablespoons of rice cereal mixed with breast milk and 2 tablespoons of a puree. To make the puree I cook and blend the fruit/veg,

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Then put the puree into an ice cube tray, freeze, and then pop them into freezer bags.

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I pull out a few cubes each day and let them defrost in the fridge overnight.

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One thing we make sure is that he eats after he has had a full breastfeeding session as at his age the majority of his nutrients still come from the milk. The baby food is just a little snack.

IMG_9436It’s been a really fun new phase. Jude has gotten used to the idea of the spoon and swallowing something thicker than milk. I am looking forward to introducing new foods/making more interesting purees and watching his reaction to each.

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